newer iPhone = better speaker

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Espo, May 26, 2008.

  1. Espo macrumors 6502

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    My friend just bought an 8gb iPhone. I have a 4gb jailbroken iPhone and I have volume booster on mine. We both played the same song from the iPod and his speakers were without question louder than mine. I was so pissed.

    Is it possible that newer iPhones have better speakers or are mine just damaged?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Did you play the same song on the same equalizer settings?
     
  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    its been reported LOADS that newer iphones have better, louder speakers
     
  4. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah. I tried it with two different songs. If I call apple or go to a store, would they work with me? Its not fair that i payed 500$ for an iPhone that's speaker is inferior to a cheaper/newer iPhone.
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Wait a minute? It's not fair that they make the iPhone better? Man, Apple's gonna have a hard time getting people to buy successive iPhones if they can't make it better. (;
     
  6. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    I had an 8GB iphone that I bought 11 months ago. The screen quit responding to touch, so I took it into the apple store, and they gave me a free replacement. The new iPhone DEFINITELY has a better speaker. Much, much louder. The speakerphone is actually usable now. Not only that, but calls sound a lot clearer, and people tell me that I sound better to them too.
     
  7. junkmailbonzai macrumors member

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    I am going to be getting an iphone when the new one's come out and that is vary good news to hear.:)
     
  8. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I had nearly re exact same thing, except with mine the screen developed a yellow splotch in the corner. Much better speaker.
     
  9. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so do you think that apple will replace my phone?
     
  10. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    I doubt it. But its' worth a shot.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    And it's not fair that I spent $2,500 on a Macbook Pro that has a Core 1 Duo chip when they sell them with Core 2 Duo chips now!

    Nonetheless, I fear both you and I are stuck with what we've got.
     
  12. dt1611 macrumors newbie

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    common sense...

    I have gone through three iPhones and of course new products and their speakers sound better....

    the reason?

    all the lint from your pockets gets all in the speakers causing them to be all muffled out...
     
  13. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Couldnt I propose that its not the fact that the phone is old (BTW not even a year) but that the speakers are ruined? possible a warranty issue?
     
  14. SamoanDude macrumors regular

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    I recall a hack, theres a sponge in the speakers on the older iPhones that people were removing and making it much louder. You do have to pop it open, but the sponges were right there on both sides and easily removed
     
  15. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i called AppleCare and they said they will replace my 4gb iphone with an 8gb or 16gb if there arent any 4gb in stock :] Also my phone is jailbroken, should i just restore it? or do i have to do something extra?
     
  16. specops macrumors regular

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    there are multiple things that could cause the max volume to be different. not just the speaker.


    in example.

    1. If you set itunes/iphone to do "sound check" this averages out all of your songs volumes so they are equal. This causes your MAX volume on songs to be lower.

    2. If your using two different MP3 files it could change the max volume.

    3. EQ settings could change the MAX volume.

    I'm not saying its not the speaker it. Just make sure none of those things are skewing your results.
     
  17. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Its not fair that 2 grand performa I bought in 95 wont run Leopard, but my friends £400 Mini will. Sorry not to flame you, but if Apple didn't improve their product line they would be in the sh***er.

    Edit: Wow really their replacing it? Oh well much ado about nothing.
     
  18. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well they actually did replace my phone. The tech said that the speaker was oddly low, but didnt say that newer ones have better speakers, but i must say I do enjoy my new speaker :]
     

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